A Sheriff's Deputy Is On Leave After Making Anti-Gay Comments On A Facebook Post About A Teen's Suicide
A Facebook post linked to a story on raising awareness about bullying in the LGBT community after a 15-year-old boy who was gay killed himself.
Banning Social Media In The Wake Of The Sri Lanka Attacks Doesn’t Make Much Sense
Some commentators have praised the Sri Lankan government's decision to temporarily shut down social media — but people in the country say Facebook is being centered in a discussion of violence with far more complex causes.
Social Media Has Been Blocked For Over 24 Hours In Sri Lanka After The Deadly Explosions
Social media will remain blocked while security forces investigate the bombings.
A Timeline Of How The Notre Dame Fire Was Turned Into An Anti-Muslim Narrative
This is how disinformation spread from fringe message boards and social media to far-right websites and cable news.
Sign Up For Tech Giant Update — A Newsletter On Amazon, Google, Facebook, And Apple
BuzzFeed News senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz digs into the latest news, strategy, and inner workings of the Gang of Four.
Here’s Everything The Mueller Report Says About How Russian Trolls Used Social Media
The Mueller report clearly describes how Russian trolls reached millions of people on Facebook, were quoted in major newspapers as real Americans, and even organized rallies.
Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Mueller Report Are Already Spreading
Fake accounts, false headlines, and joke screenshots are already spreading.
US Measles Outbreaks Are The “New Normal” Thanks To Europe’s Epidemic And Anti-Vaccine Campaigns, Experts Say
“Under-vaccinated areas in the US are the kindling and the huge numbers of infections overseas are the spark that ignites outbreaks here.”
Facebook Will Ban Several Of Britain's Most Prominent Far-Right Pages For "Spreading Hate"
It'll see organisations including the British National Party, Britain First and the English Defence League banned from Facebook.
These Women Are Only On Facebook For The Groups
Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.
Facebook Showed Me My Data Is Everywhere And I Have Absolutely No Control Over It
A transparency tool on Facebook inadvertently provides a window into the confusing maze of companies you’ve never heard of who appear to have your data.
How A Facebook Page Dedicated To Fighting Anti-Semitism Became A Hub For Anti-Muslim Content
Never Again Canada’s creator says the page has "spiralled out of [his] hands.”
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
Opinion: Facebook Needs To Crack Down On Hate Speech. So Does Mainstream Media.
The source of our hatred isn’t just Facebook walls or Twitter threads — it’s a real-life movement of racial incitement that thrives in traditional media.
A Day After Facebook Banned Canadian White Nationalists, Some Found Their Way Back
“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place our services,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
The Canadian Government Is Considering Regulating Facebook And Other Social Media Giants
Self-regulation is not “yielding the results” Canadians expect, said the Liberal democratic institutions minister, adding that Canada is “actively” talking with other countries around regulation.
Facebook Will Ban Faith Goldy And Canadian White Nationalist Groups In Its Latest Crackdown
“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
Meet The People Fact-Checking The Election That Makes 2016 Look Like A Walk In The Park
The Whistle has just five staffers, and is the only internationally accredited fact-checking group in Israel.
Australia Says Facebook Took Too Long To Take Down The Christchurch Video. Now The Government Has Made It A Crime
The new "Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material" law could mean jail time or massive fines if social media companies don't take down violent videos quickly.
Facebook Didn’t Notice A Page That Ran Almost 5,000 Ads For A Fake Rebate Scam
Before Facebook took action, the page Solar Energy Today spent $2.4 million on thousands of ads promoting solar energy tax credits that didn’t exist.
WhatsApp's New Tip Line Is Apparently "Not A Helpline” For Fake News At All
A misinformation tip line WhatsApp announced on Tuesday turns out to be primarily for research, not to help users who come across suspicious information, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Nipsey Hussle's Death Has Become Subject Of A Baseless Conspiracy Theory
The hoaxes about the rapper are getting tens of thousands of shares online, once again filling an information vacuum after an act of violence.
Two Secretive Campaigns Using Facebook To Push A Hard Brexit Are Facing Scrutiny By MPs
Britain's Future and We Are the 52% have spent heavily on Facebook ads. Now senior MP Damian Collins has told BuzzFeed News that a new subcommittee investigating disinformation will look into their activity.
Issa Rae Said “A Sense Of Hope Was Taken Away” When Nipsey Hussle Was Shot And Killed
“For him to invest so much, to be of the community, and then to be gunned down in that same area is just heartbreaking.”
Facebook Removed Hundreds Of Indian And Pakistani Political Pages For Spreading Bad Information Before India's Elections
“We don’t want our services to be used to manipulate people,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
Facebook Is Pulling The Curtain Back On How It Organizes The Posts In Your News Feed
A “Why am I seeing this post” feature will let you understand and control why a post is showing up in your Facebook News Feed.
Hard Brexit, Dark Money: Links Between These Secretive Campaigns Raise New Questions For Facebook About Political Ads
We Are The 52% has spent more on Facebook ads recently than the Labour Party, while saying almost nothing about its origins or donors. MPs say it’s another example of why the social media giant's transparency measures don't work.
Facebook Removes Hundreds Of Pages Engaged In “Inauthentic Behavior” In The Philippines
Facebook said the pages and accounts were “linked to a network organized by Nic Gabunada,” social media director for President Duterte’s 2016 campaign.
The Jacob Rees-Mogg Facebook Fandom Is In Meltdown
“#Disgusted #Gutted #FindYourBollocksMan”
The Trump Administration Is Charging Facebook With Housing Discrimination
The charges target Facebook’s long-criticized ad-targeting tools.